Whitstable railway station

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Whitstable National Rail
Whitstable railway station platforms.jpg
Location
PlaceWhitstable
Local authorityCity of Canterbury
Grid referenceTR112664
Operations
Station codeWHI
Managed bySoutheastern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryD
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.778 million
2014/15Increase 0.802 million
2015/16Increase 0.829 million
2016/17Increase 0.845 million
2017/18Increase 0.886 million
History
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway
Pre-groupingSouth Eastern and Chatham Railway
Post-groupingSouthern Railway
1 August 1860first station opened
1 January 1915 (1915-01-01)Resited and present station opened as Whitstable Town and Tankerton
1 February 1936Renamed Whitstable and Tankerton
1979Renamed Whitstable
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitstable from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Whitstable railway station is on the Ramsgate branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Whitstable, Kent. It is 59 miles 6 chains (95.1 km) down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Faversham and Chestfield & Swalecliffe.

The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.

History[edit]

Whitstable has been served by five different stations on two different routes. The route between Faversham and Whitstable was opened by the Margate Railway on 1 August 1860, and was extended to Herne Bay on 13 July 1861.[1] The first station on that line to serve Whitstable was in Oxford Street, and had latterly been known as Whitstable Town; it closed after the last train on 31 December 1914.

The following day, a new station was opened 705 yards (645 m) to the east; this was named Whitstable Town & Tankerton. This was renamed Whitstable & Tankerton on 1 February 1936, and Whitstable in 1979.[2]

Whitstable station in 2006.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 330. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 249. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Faversham   Southeastern
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
  Chestfield & Swalecliffe
Faversham   Southeastern
High Speed 1
  Herne Bay

Coordinates: 51°21′27.36″N 1°2′0.55″E / 51.3576000°N 1.0334861°E / 51.3576000; 1.0334861